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Trace Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Treece.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Trice, Race, Crace, Pryce, Grace, Tracey, Trach, Brace, Gracey, Tracy

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Where is the Trace family from?

You can see how Trace families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trace family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trace families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Trace families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 81% of all the recorded Trace's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Trace families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trace surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trace ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Trace. 24% of Trace men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Trace women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trace were Clerk and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Packer
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Trace. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trace census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Trace. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Trace. For the veterans among your Trace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trace lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Trace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Trace in 1952 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

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